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>> ama: good evening, we do begin with breaking news in san francisco. abc-7 news reporter sergio quinn tan nice on california and hyde streets were police are searching for a gunman. reporter: and actually california just opened within the last two minutes. it had been shut down to traffic since 6:30 this evening. let's show you some video we just shot. a little less than an hour ago, a man and woman were brought out in auction, police tell us this was a domestic violence situation and they were called here by neighbor of the couple. the neighbor told police he heard the couple were arguing in their apartment. he knocked on their door, and the man said he had a gun, and that prompted this response by police. now after three and a half hours of negotiations, the couple did come out unharmed. and they have been taken into custody. police tell us they have not yet found a firearm but they are searching that apartment. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quinn tan fashion abc-7 news. >> ama: an emotional outpouring for the victims of the deadly shooting in connecticut. people
important economic activities in san francisco. there's great concern by neighborhood groups that economic activity is not going to reach the further out neighborhoods in the city during the america's cup. we would love to work with the city family to encourage america's cup visitors and locals to go out and experience all that the city has to offer in the various neighborhoods. we look forward to pursuing the opportunities and shared interests with the city. >> with car sharing, we're lucky to be part of an industry that has addressed these things in the past. we have great leaders like zip car that have led the way and fought the battles on car sharing. it is a different activity. it has different iopportunities. we are working proactively to have conversations to educate people to understand how it is different even from car sharing. this is real people, real cars. we think it has even broader environmental and community implications. we got a $one. 7 million grant from the federal highway administration to launch a three-year study on peer to peer car sharing. we will be reporting back
in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>>
of the masacre and for the community of newtown. >>> a handful of people also gathered in san francisco's golden gate park today to reflect on the connecticut tragedy. an informal vigil was held there this morning. some people wrote notes to the victims and others simply cried. >> i haven't met them, but it doesn't mean they are not my neighbors, doesn't mean they are not people i don't love. >> organizers said they wanted to provide a place for people to come together and share their deep sense of sorrow. >>> people have been posting their thoughts and condolences on our facebook page. mary writes, 26 families now live the rest of their lives in grief and nothing anyone can say or do can change the pain that they all have in their hearts. >> you can post your condolences on our facebook page. just search for ktvu channel 2. >>> we are learning new details about adam lanza, the man police say is responsible for the school shooting. this photo we're about to show you of the 20-year-old was released today. state police say three guns were used in the shooting. cnn reports lanza had access to at le
. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it
cloud cover in san francisco keeping temperatures much much milder. we are at nearly 50 degrees this morning. light rain off to the north in santa rosa. sun wi sunrise 7:19. 9 hours 33 men's of daylight. as we look at live doppler 7 h. d. this morning talk about a little bit of rain in santa rosa you can see a few returns up here towards napa very light. that will be the order of the day today as we are in between our next weather system that arrives late tonight. so few light returns here. we could see a shower with the atmosphere so moist under the warm frontal sector of this next system. it sets the stage for what is ahead a colder air mass not as cold behind the front when the clouds clear we get the very very cold conditions. that should happen. 43 in fairfield in temperatures anywhere from 3-14 degrees milder this morning. hopefully you feel it out there and taking the chill out of the air. the fog is a bit of a problem. visibility reduced half-moon bay. 3 miles nevado. concorde seeing low clouds there. knotted as cold a few showers mainly north this afternoon. possibility
. >>> the bay area, authorities in san francisco and oakland are working to get guns off the streets. we're live from san francisco hall of justice where a look at the weapons recovered today. reporter: we just learned that actually 425 guns were bought back today. what made this program unique is it was funded by an anonymous door know, giving enough money to get 500 guns off the streets. >> more than 200 people braved long lines and cold temperatures to turn in their guns here at the san francisco omega boys club. many were brought here by the same tragedy. the mass murder of 20 children in connecticut. >> it hit me pretty strong. >> that why you brought the gun? >> absolutely. i never thought about getting rid of them. >> he is a vietnam vet. he says he and his wife sobbed while watching the news. >> seeing what happened yesterday, we got to give -- kids now day goods through. reporter: the gun buyback was funded by an anonymous donor. they contacted the omega boys club in san francisco. the director says the turnout shows both communities care about gun violence. >> when the community says e
. mary's cathedral in san francisco for their organ and canter service that will start at 7:30. coming up we will try to go in and speak to the pastor about his plans for the service today. live in san francisco allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we will turn now to other news. new this morning i want to tell you about a rescue along the side of a by area freeway that happened after a couple crashed their car. that car veered off interstate 880 around 1:30 this morning. it got tangled up in bushes and trees along the fence line. investigators still don't know what went wrong. >> witness described the vehicle suddenly looking as if exiting the freeway. >> police say the car hit the fence at full freeway speed. we don't know the extent of the injuries but authorities say the woman inside that car was able to talk to police. however, the man who was driving suffered a head injury and was not able to communicate with his rescuers. >>> it was a wet and soggy saturday. more rain is on the way for the next few days. the storm also brought cold temperatures to many parts of the bay. and holida
at a restaurant. they were just starting their 5 day trip. >>> san francisco crabbers are even crabbier after an oregon fishing boat crossed their picket line. the locals are on strike. fish brokers want to lower the price of crab from 3 bucks a pound to as low as 1.80 but the crab boat association says no deal. things got a little heated when a boat came in from oregon with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product to try to keep the wheels turning and keep everything going. >> the strike on this boat. >> nobody's making money tight up. >> negotiations are still going on. for now local fish markets and grocery stores are running out of crab. >>> 5:07, supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision concerning gay marriage, and anne makovec in san francisco with what could come from the high court later today. ann, good morning. >> good morning, if the supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 issue, same sex marriages could resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they w
connecticut available at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >>> in other news this morning san francisco police arrived to an argument. they backed away because they thought the man might have a weapon. they were told sho shelter in place until the mansur rendered. they were searching for a weapon past midnight. >>> two adults and juvenile had been raised for the shooting deaths in oakland. 14-year-old raquel and 15-year-old bobby were gunned down on a quiet street corner. a car drove by and fired at least 36 shots. >>> a 16-year-old boy was accused of paint be bomb threats. this graffiti name add teacher from monta vista high. we have obscured his name to protect his identity. almost identical messages were sprayed on the walls in two other schools in the area. classes were canceled at monta vista hey and neighboring lincoln school. >>> a possible power shift in japan on abc 7 news this morning. >> also in the effort to avoid the fiscal cliff the >> a cyclone that raked sim mow yaw is baring down on fiji. thousandss are left homeless by sigh co cyclone evan. people who survived a deadly 2009 t
. louis just to come to this skating rink right here. >> this is like the perfect place in san francisco. >> it makes me feel like it is the holidays. >> an oasis this rink gives you the option of skating until you drop in union square and while you are at it admire the macy's christmas tree nearby. >> make the skating part of your holiday tradition, be sure to check the hours at sfpark.org. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of ac
in lafayette. rain drenched oakland and other parts of the bay area. in san francisco wind and water battering this awning may have helped it collapse on to a tree and car. >> i just was thanking god that me and my family wasn't in there. we were in the car last night. >> these photos show the inside of the awnings rusty base filled with water. a tarp corrects the car now. she won't be driving home tonight. >> the hood is in and the whole window is out. the trunk is like -- it's just bent down. >> reporter: as city public works crews chipped away, another problem continued to keep drivers from using all lanes. back in the east bay in oakland, a fallen tree limb shut off electricity to 1500 customers around 6 tonight. >> tree fell across the road and broke three of our lines. primary lines. that shorted out the circuit and opened a breaker. >> reporter: pg&e crews managed to get power back on within an hour and a half. >> i went up when i saw the truck and looked and said hey, i wonder what that is. and there was a tree down. >> reporter: we also checked in with public works. they're just one o
with more than 18 inches of rain. all the way into the san francisco area, almost 4 inches of rain in that time period. three storms shoving that rain up against the coastline. give that rain a lift and you get the total, 12 to 18 inches of rain as a three-event total in those areas. today is a little break. today is the day you scrape the mud off. you get the trees out of the way. you try to get the power back on and our cecilia vega is just east of san francisco area this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hey, sam, good morning to you. boy, you said it. to see the mess this series of storms has caused, take a look at this. outside of san francisco, as you said, massive piles of debris. this huge hole in the middle of this neighborhood. these people have a long way to go before they recover from this storm. from falling trees crushing this car in oregon, to rocksides outside of sacramento, to rivers raging in reno, and flooded streets along the coast, up to one foot of rain, heavy winds and flooding caused by three storms in less than a week have left the west coast a soggy mess
power to thousands in san francisc francisco, sacramento and thousands of others. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. we had previously had it gotten up high, but it hasn't gotten this bad. >> you live right here in the park? >> right there. >> right there. >> right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street. you never know with water like this what it will do. >> people are evacuating out of the park. people are trying to totally get out. i had to park up the hill and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's really, really, it's very bad in here. >> what a mess. rob marciano has been tracking the storms that have been soaking northern california. is there more rain on the way? >> there is. not today, today we get a break, but in some areas rivers and small streams are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of floo
is complete, and who is hotter than the seattle seahawks? just ask the san francisco 49ers. blocking the second quarter field goal attempt. seattle's richard sherman returned the loose ball 90 yards. the seahawks led the way to the 40-13 win. along with the victory, the seahawks also locked up a playoff berth. >>> earlier sunday, dallas forced overtime after trailing new orleans by 14. drew brees found holeston in overtime. the fumble recovered by teammate jimmy graham on the 2 yard line. garrett hartley's 20-yard field goal gave new orleans the 34-31 victory. >>> in philadelphia, robert griffin iii was back after sitting out a week with a sprained right knee. he found santana moss for a touchdown as washington won its sixth in a row. 27-10. >>> with one week to play, the nfc playoff picture has atlanta, san francisco, green bay all in. the redskins host dallas next week to decide the nfc east. at the moment, seattle and minnesota hold the wild card. home field are still up for grabs. chicago, dallas, and the new york giants still holding on to some hope. in the efc, ben roethlisberg
in citrus heights, california. and blew over a truck in san francisco. wind and rain pound the northern part of the state for the third time in less than a week. across the region some streets looked more like rivers. and thousands woke up without electricity after power lines snapped. in tahoe the rain turned to snow sunday morning. the national weather service said that kept the truckee river from flooding into homes. >> you live on a river, bad things can happen. i was being alert. >> reporter: but 2 1/2 hours south along the napa river people are still keeping a close eye on water levels. >> you never know with this river. it's iffy. you think it will go over and it won't then you don't and i want goes over. take as much precaution as you can. >> reporter: heavy rain fell at the oakland coliseum. forcing crews to sweep water offer the field before the raiders football game against cleveland. the wet weather and fog in northern california caused delays here at the los angeles international airport where travellers trying to get back to the san francisco area. this is a seventh grade engli
expensive city? san francisco at $3.83. vallejo has the cheapest prices at $3.49 a gallon. >>> it is not a cure all, but one remedy is to give and receive a big hug. that's what volunteers from the hunting happiness project were going at the oakland farmer's market today. the group of good samaritans were offering notes of encouraging words. they seemed touched with the random words of kindness. >> >> i will take a hug. it was encouraging. >> i got two hugs from complete strangers. i thought it was so heartwarming considering all that is going on in the world these days. >> the project offers help to people who need food or are homeless. >>> ski resorts in the sierra are happy, but travelers will have a slippery drive over the next several days. there is a lot of snow on the ground already. plenty for the kids to enjoy on the holiday break. more snowfall is expected tonight and tomorrow. the snow elevation is down to about 2500 feet and is expected to continue to drop over the next few days. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. we have some more systems coming our way. >> e
are expected in and out of san francisco tomorrow. it is the bizzest travel day. -- busiest travel day. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> there are several ways to keep track of the storms, update through www.ktvu.com, look for the link near the top of the page or follow us on twitter and we post updates on the ktvu channel 2 news facebook page. much of the mid-west is digging out from a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow in some locations. >> iowa and wisconsin suffered the brunt of the storm with heavy snow fall and temperatures dipping into the single digits. the storm is creating harsh conditions in the planes and making travel -- plains and making travel difficult. it is responsible for the cancellation of a thousand nights. >> are you with pg&e? prepare for a rate hike. the public utilities commission allowed them to make the rate hike. ktvu's tom vacar broke down what it will cost. >> reporter: indeed the system wide improvements will cost all of us more in a few days. >> reporter: it is a lot of money but less than what pg&e asked for. >> only 299 million or 39% of the amount
of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's t
bay and san francisco. this is video from sky-7 h- d, abc7 news. you can see the beefed up police presence in oakland. we are there with kron4's haaziq madyun. he talked with police and the school district. >> "our police force is on alert" >> there is a heighten sense of awareness in the oakland unified school district in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy in conneticut >> "we want our children on our campuses and our parents and our citizens to feel that our campuses are safe, to see us out there as a presence" >> here you see officers at rossevelt elementary school greeting students on there way to classit is something that comes with having a daily police presence on school campuses in oaklandsays the district's spokesperson troy flint >> "we have a dedicated police staff attached to the school district we prepare for this" >> in addition to the school district having its own school police departmenta federal grant allows oakland police to station officers on 6 campuses in some higher crime areasanother advantage says flint when it comes to preparing
what will move through the country weatherwise. there is a storm developing. if you're in san francisco, it has been a deluge of rain. as we toward tomorrow, watch san francisco once again get hit with rain. you can see that move through. it does move out by monday. monday, the west coast is dry. here's what we're really watching. this will be our christmas week storm more or less. area of low pressure will develop here in the gulf of mexico. we'll bring in moisture from the gulf. there develops that low. this is christmas. it may not be white, but it will be wet. perhaps in little rock and new orleans and birmingham and atlanta, down here into the deep south. if we can get enough cold air down here, we may mix in a few snow flurries. we're keeping an eye on how deep that cold air gets. it looks like that low will develop. and across the country here into the midatlantic and bring some snowwednesday, thursday timeframe into the northeast again. we'll have to keep an eye on that. the focus for today, the northeast, of course, some snow showers even around new york city perhaps today. but
. fort lauderdale has trouble at the airport but that is not wind related. san francisco, the rain an inundation with rain today for you, as well. big picture today, the wind and rain and, of course, the snow off the great lakes in the northeast. the rain and mountain snow in the sierra we'll be tallying it up to feet of snow. some incredible ski conditions, but the balance of the country today is dry and a little bit colder than where we should be this time of year. a white christmas, look at the swathe of it. meet logically a white christmas is when there's an inch of snow on ground christmas morning. it doesn't have to be knowing at that time. so much of the countries will see that. but the forecast for christmas here in the northeast, not out of the question for boston and new york to see snow flurries. in the northeast predominantly it will be dry and cool. atlanta rain for you on christmas. nashville, as well. so cloudy and a little bit of rainy in the southeast. in the upper midwest to northern plains, cold but dry. minneapolis, fargo in the single digits. and out west, more
-november. the bay area is averaging $3.71 a gallon. the most expensive city? san francisco at $3.83. vallejo has the cheapest prices at $3.49 a gallon. >>> it is not a cure all, but one remedy is to give and receive a big hug. that's what volunteers from the hunting happiness project were going at the oakland farmer's market today. the group of good samaritans were offering notes of encouraging words. they seemed touched with the random words of kindness. >> >> >> i will take a hug. it was encouraging. >> i got two hugs from complete strangers. i thought it was so heartwarming considering all that is going on in the world these days. >> the project offers help to people who need food or are homeless. >>> ski resorts in the sierra are happy, but travelers will have a slippery drive over the next several days. there is a lot of snow on the ground already. plenty for the kids to enjoy on the holiday break. more snowfall is expected tonight and tomorrow. the snow elevation is down to about 2500 feet and is expected to continue to drop over the next few days. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. som s
on the west coast, from san francisco all the way up to seattle. take a look at the cold air that rushes behind the exiting system and know that these windchills are serious. from below zero, to below freezing to freezing in florida today. there's a real push of cold air behind it. a quick look at the big boards to show what you're in for today. it's mild in texas and oklahoma. >>> and coming up on "gma," the olympian leading a double-life. she comes clean on her secret side job. why did she do it? >>> plus, home for the holidays. these formerly conjoined twins, released from the hospital after miracle surgery. our exclusive visit with the happy family. >>> and was there really a great flood and noah's ark? we investigate and you won't believe the secrets revealed at the bottom of the ocean. we'll look at what the secrets revealed at the bottom of the ocean. at the bottom of the ocean. of west virginia? charleston. nutella is a delicious hazelnut spread my whole family loves. mom, have you seen my -- backpack? nutella goes great on whole-wheat toast or whole-grain waffles. and its great
highways around san francisco and sacramento. also, slick from seattle to helena. then, roads will be wet, at times, from d.c. down to the gulf coast. >> if you are flying today, weather-related airport delays are possible in san francisco and new orleans. >>> and turning back to the news, now. police here in new york do have a suspect in custody, now, in a subway pushing death that is getting attention around the country. >> investigators say the man they're questioning has now implicated himself in the monday attack. a subway rider was tossed on to the tracks in midtown manhattan and tried desperately to crime to safety. but was struck by a train as a horrified crowd looked on. and "the new york post" has sparked outrage by publishing this front page photo, showing the victim on the tracks just seconds from death. you can see the caption there. freelance photographer, umar abbasi, said he was firing the flash on his camera just to try to get the conductor's attention to slow down. he was not aiming to get a picture of the man on the tracks. >> i started running towards the train. my arm
. almost six feet of snow since fri friday. the flooding pictures as well. sonoma county. san francisco, five inches of rain in the month of december. more than twice they would normally see. this is a wet and rainy time of the year often. but this is a little bit unusual. here's where the system drags in the tough severe weather over the next couple of days. from houston to dallas. know that tomorrow, this spreads in. we're a little concerned there might be a tornado outbreak in the heavy red shaded area. 30 tornadoes since we have been keeping records in the 1950s have broken out in that christmas daytime period. we may see the christmas storms as well. this is where the snow will roll here. 5 to 10 inches of snow. actual la, little rock, i don't remember when little rock had christmas day snow. 1926 was the last time. now you have seen the boards. this is likely to be a travel trouble. alex perez is standing by in chicago o'hare. >> reporter: the first big wave of holiday travellers got their start over the weekend. the second wave will begin soon. along with the front of bad weather
and the next several days for millions. from san francisco to syracuse, many around the country are finding their holiday travel plans ruined. a huge snowstorm on the west coast hit northern california hard, causing hundreds of delays and canceled flights in and out of san francisco. with the average delay lasting over two hours. the high winds and severe conditions have left many drivers in the sierras unable to stay on the road. >> the roads are pretty bad. there was a loft spinouts. >> reporter: major snow is expected to bring snowfall to oklahoma tonight. complicating travel for the sooner state three years after santa brought a record-breaking 14 inches of snow on christmas eve, stting the roadway down for the eving. >> we have family trying to come up from oklahoma. they turned around and went back. >> reporter: cities like cleveland, detroit, st. louis, chicago, just in time for one of the busiest travel days of the season, the day after christmas, when tense of millions of americans will be on the move. people in central new york woke up to blajts of snow this morning, jamminging up
to portland, down to medford. and believe it or not, even san francisco, finally sees a dry day tuesday. but then more rain comes in. why? what we're looking at is this area of low pressure. you're going to see, this is sunday. so for tomorrow, wet weather comes down to san francisco once again. and then on monday, into tuesday, an area of low pressure develops here in the southeast. so rain and christmas in the southeast. but, don, what we could see is this climb to the north wednesday and thursday and potentially in the northeast, bring another snowstorm. we'll have to watch that. >> thank you, alexandra. and look at this. ah. let's just look at this for a moment. waikiki. you see diamond head in the background. look at those paddle boarders. that was me less than a month ago for thanksgiving. yes, i'm jealous and i'm hating it, brianna keilar's assignment. what do you think the temperature is there, 80-some degrees? that is paradise. mean time, blizzards back here. lower 48. okay. >>> so it's cold out there. real cold. and this time of the year, the one place you definitely don't wan
to work. just watching an interesting computer model. it's been a deluge, awful travel in san francisco the last couple of days. for tomorrow, watch california, here comes a next system. so another day in san francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, rand
in higher elevations in the form of snow. most of that is well north of san francisco and napa valley. this will sink further south, we'll get another piece of energy later on today that will spin up across the bay area and intensify the rainfall. that's what we will be watching closely. our computer models highlight that. one pulse to the north. another one fills in further to the south. it shouldn't be nearly what we saw last week. the ground is saturated. rivers are swollen. it won't take much to get more in the way of flooding. once we get past that, we are looking at a fairly dry scenario going over the next few days. today is the day. then tomorrow we'll hopefully be breathing a sigh of relief. >>> this morning intense fighting in syria outside the city of aleppo. rebel fighters trapped hundreds of government soldiers inside a military base and say they are giving them a chance to defect. this as president obama warns syrian president bashar al assad that there will be serious consequences if he uses chemical weapons against his own weapon. >> this regime is a real problem for u
mountains, caused the grounding of hundreds of flights in the san francisco area. >> found out my flight had been canceled after four hours in the airport. >> reporter: and driving wasn't much better. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's spinouts further east. >> reporter: in upstate new york, the first snow of the season brought snow and howling winds. >> the winds were fierce. it was blowing the cars around. even the semis were swerving. >> reporter: in warmer areas, flooding was in areas that hasn't seen a storm like this in years. >> i'm happy i renewed my flood insurance this year. >> reporter: and for some, the weather was a good excuse to stay inside, at the mall. >> it's the holiday season. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson, new york. >>> pope benedict is using christmas to call for peace in the middle east. at last night's mast, he called on us to find time in our hectic lives for children, the poor and god. the pontiff noted with the time-saving technology, that people have less time for what matters in life. >>> in west new york, a community is mourning two firef
tonight for rain. 33 redwood city, 40s oakland and san francisco, 39 san jose. rain moves into the north bay ♪ i just want to fly >>> okay, we asked yesterday, is this real or is it fake? you must have had a hunch. that just couldn't be true. but how did they do it? how did the hoaxers pull it off? it went massively viral, 16 million views. we're going to get behind the hoax this morning, right here on "good morning america." >> apparently the students behind this have a history of making these videos. and take great pride in doing it very well. >>> also, we have an amazing survival story. we're going to talk to a skier who managed to survive being buried under an avalanche for 15 minutes. she used several tricks to stay alive. survival skills. we learn about all sorts of things that people can have. >>> let's switch gears to tim tebow. we were just talking about it. everybody's talking about it. could he be a free agent on and off the field. his playing days in new york appear to be over. and we hear he's also looking for a new girlfriend. >> he was on top of the tier. >> just one yea
in san francisco where police are investigating a home invasion. it took place on sloat boulevard right across from the lakeshore shopping center. police say three men wearing masks stormed into the home and tied people up inside. investigators don't know why that home was targeted who are or what was taken. nobody was hurt. sue hall is following the weather morning commute. >> weather and slow. this is 80 westbound and foggy and mist misty there. westbound 80 at georgia, in vallejo. stall blocking the left lane and still in napa. highway 121 silverado trail, power lines. >> thank you very much. >>> welcome back, check out downtown san francisco, light rain and in fact let's take a look at live doppler 7-hd. radar returns everywhere. whether it's drizzle and everybody is getting wet. it's coming from the west and around about noon. scattered showers and watch out for ♪ >>> looking at just one of the living memorials that has sprung up all over this shattered town. teddy bears for the lost children at sandy hook elementary. the town has come together through the weekend after that shat
an inch of rain in some locations. half-inch of rain in san francisco. >> sunny and cold from denver to dallas. we'll have all of america's weather in the next half hour. >>> still to come here on the program, what a family feud this is. a star student goes to court to stop her own parents from stalking her. we're going to hear from her in an abc news exclusive. >>> and christiane amanpour on the trail of a real-life indiana jones quest. >>> and does tom cruise have a new leading lady, just months after a high-profile split with katie holmes? >>> and ryan seacrest is here. he's live with a preview of the hottest party on the planet. of course, we're talking about new year's rockin' eve. new year's rockin' eve. ♪ hi. deluxe dream village. that's my favorite. [ male announcer ] some people really love their jobs. ok. have a super sparkly day! and some people just love to save money. see how you can save at citi.com/pricerewind. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain.
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. east bay valleys 29 concord, 32 livermore. 38 san jose. 44 in san francisco, redwood city 33 frost forming in your outlying areas. rain in the north bay this afternoon temperature around 50 along the coast for the bay 50 to 54 inland 50 to 53° with rain on the way after the sunk sets. >>> kind of quiet. a couple of issues golden gate bridge northbound down to one lane due to roadwork. southbound two lanes that roadwork on the northern part of the span traffic veryuä light. north 880 injury accident at stevenson blocking the left lane not showing major slow downs they hope to get that cleared. roadwork northbound 880 hesperian into washington. >>> with the bay area waking up to the big chill, some may get a frosty welcome as they get ready for work. terry mcsweeney is in novato. >> reporter: we go up here to petaluma we are heading north. they want us to be as cold as possible all morning long so we made it to petaluma and washington street talking to some people, talked to a woman named debbie she says the hottest item at the safeway now is soup. something to think about. not a b
new york down to snowshoe in west virginia. the wettest weather, san francisco, really, randi, that's going to have the toughest travel, biggest airports being impacted today and tomorrow all the way up to seattle. >> thank you very much, alexandra for the update. >>> and now to another story that many are following closely with polls showing that more americans now support stricter gun laws, the question of gun control may not be if, but when. and that's prompting many americans to go gun shopping right now. here's cnn's david mattingly. >> reporter: almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut, gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why are you in here today? >> i was looking for a gun that i've wanted for a long time and just wanted to get it before possible changes. >> at this gun shop and firing range north of atlanta, already brisk holiday sales have suddenly bumped up even more. customers fearing future gun restrictions from congress are looking to buy now. >> me and my brother collect weapons and we have plenty of handguns and shotguns and only one assault rifle. and with
cancellations as we saw thursday and friday. instead this morning rain slowed down some flights in san francisco and up in the northeast there were some minor travel headaches as well as winds delayed flights from washington and the new york area. a lot of people were paying attention to weather reports today. nearly one in four americans will travel this holiday taking advantage of a longer break with both christmas and new year's falling on a tuesday. and this is good news for the 84 million americans who will drive. gas prices have dropped to an average of 3.24 a gallon. that's down nearly 20 cents in a month. here in atlanta, many travelers are just thankful that it isn't more hectic at this point but as you know, lester, with so many connections passing through here, that can always change very quickly. >> we know that indeed. gabe gutierrez, thank you. >>> more than two and a half years since the deep water horizon exploded in the gulf of mexico. a federal judge has approved a nearly $8 billion settlement between bp and some 100,000 folks along the gulf coast whose businesses were devastat
: it was founded to promote liberty and economic freedom, starting in san francisco, and then move into washington, d.c. milton friedman admitted the kindle institute has never sold out. we still work for liberty and freedom. i've been working with the cato institute since 1995 and full time since 2007. host: mary, fort washington, maryland. democrat. caller: i would suggest thinking that if you follow all of the problems come at the end of the trail you will find the smiling grin of greed. that is what i think caused it. for myself, naca program helped us, taking us out of the ugly arm. my mortgage is $964 a month, which will allow us to stay in our home comfortably. guest: people blame things like a financial crisis on greed, but greed is not changing. it has been with us for hundreds of thousands of years. people are greedy naturally. if we design institutions assuming people are altruistic, we will get hurt. we have to assume they are greedy, and if there altruistic, we will only benefit from that. we assume that people want to live in their own home, and give people a choice, buying or rentin
; particularly, in san francisco, where we saw a one big rig blown over. that was taking up the richmond-san rafael bridge. one person dead in a three-car pileup. we understand it was a combination of both the rain and the wind there. flights delayed at the airport. high winds of 50 miles per hour. the concern is the river napa. no idea of the scale of the flooding. truckee river will get a surge, possibly four feet above the flood level. st. helena we will see there a surge of up to 27 feet. a lot of damage in the area like floods in 2005 in napa1. howe homes were affected. so people have been bracing for that. at the moment, 11,000 homes without power. that could get worse. it depends how bad the floodwaters get. we know as the day continues. back to you. >> jamie: keep us posted. thank you so much. >> eric: israel responding to the successful bid and are withholding $100 million in tax revenue from the palestinians who it turns out haven't paid the electric bill. they owe the power company over $200 million. hoy will it impact the peace process? david lee miller with the latest. hi david
. >>> good morning i'm eric thomas. san francisco city hall could be filled with nude people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval on a ban. nudists stripped down two weeks ago when the board voted to give approval on the ban. >>> scattered light rain in the same area. northwest corner of sonoma county near annapolis from sea ranch to fort ross, jenner and bodega bay. the rain will stay here during the daylight hours most of us will get it tonight through tomorrow morning. >>> bay bridge toll sluggish upper deck into san francisco highway 1, one-way traffic control to roadwork. expect delays in the pacifica area. >>> the news continues ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >>> he's not only coming to town. he's coming to times square right now. let's see santa claus in times square. amid all those bubbles. there he is. coming in on the rickshaw, right there. good morning, santa. >> oh. good to see you. >> you know why he's here? he's here to start "gma" rocks the holidays, right here. >> always. >> yeah. >> what's that? >> there's a gazillion bubbles. it's really
slamming the san francisco bay area and there has been snow in the sierra nevada mountains. lots of it. other areas across the country can expect a white christmas, good news for some, especially skiers, bonnie schneider has a look at the weather forecast. >> good to see you. some people getting a white christmas or christmas eve. others see a wet and stormy one. across the south this morning, you will see some heavy downpours sliding through nashville, knoxville. and in atlanta, heavy rain. waking up to temperatures that are much colder in many locations. above freezing in new york city, that colder air is on the way. erie, pennsylvania, 29 degrees and get ready, are y you are lot a white christmas for sure. bundle up in the northern plains. temperatures below freezing in many locations and below zero in others. only 1 degrees there in south dakota. the cold air will be in place across the northern plains. as the front advances it will slide eastward and do a number of things for christmas eve. we're looking at severe storms in areas of beaumont, texas, and houston as well. and we're
with his son, dylan, from san francisco. how are you guys doing this morning, and lester -- >> we're fantastic. >> you look different than the video. >> things have changed some. yes. >> hey, hey, everybody. >> hey, dylan, we're having trouble fitting your hair in this tv box. scooch a little closer to your dad so i get the full effect. >> here we go. >> it looks great. i want to see all of it. lester, your story is not uncommon. you're in the '60s, rock 'n' roll scene, a great hit, ir'moving along and suddenly you look at the paperwork with the record companies et cetera and you're getting the short end of the stick, right, isn't that how this all started? >> yeah, very much too short, stick got too short so i started to look around and see what was wrong. >> and what was wrong? >> well, what was rock, there were no reports, there were no statements, nobody saying you did this. they were just doing as they wanted to, as they willed. >> before the internet really it was so hard to try to get information from them because we're cold calling people who want to laugh at you and hang
bart delay, an to 10 minutes eastbound out of san francisco due to equipment problem, southbound 880 alvarado niles earlier accident has things slow. >>> the news ♪ you are the one i want you are the one i want ♪ ♪ woo, woo, woo honey ♪ >>> the best-selling duet in pop music history. high above times square. a great crowd down below. and olivia newton-john and john travolta, back together again. they are here on "gma," this morning, after 30 years. we're going to hear some of the new songs, hear about their new causes. and what really happened behind the scenes of "grease." a lot coming up. we say good morning, america. and elizabeth. so much of our hearts and minds still on newtown. >> absolutely. and a lot of people are wondering, after adam lanza committed this horrific crime what we can do in this country to help our young people. there's an estimated one in five children that suffer from mental illness in this country. and many of them do not get help, mostly because parents can't find the help. we're going to get into that segment this morning, on what parents should lo
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